WATAUGA — Wind gusts that exceeded 100 mph at mountain peaks caused damage to several power lines across the High Country during the night of Dec. 4-5.
BLOWING ROCK — A former Swiss Mountain Village administrator was arrested on Nov. 27 and charged with seven counts of felony embezzlement after reportedly misappropriating money from the company during the course of two and a half years.
BLOWING ROCK – The $2.4 million Sunset Drive streetscape, water and sewer project is all but completed on schedule, according to Blowing Rock Town Manager Shane Fox.
TODD — A 45-year-old woman from Todd was arrested and charged with felony trafficking methamphetamine on Dec. 1 after allegedly possessing more than 28 grams but less than 200 grams of methamphetamine, according to her warrant for arrest.
RALEIGH — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey issued a statement on Dec. 4 urging residents to be careful when around oxygen tanks and to never smoke when they’re nearby.
BOONE — A Blowing Rock inn owner will challenge for the N.C. House District 93 seat as Ray Pickett officially filed to run on the morning of Dec. 5.
Harold Daniel “Dan” Stillwell, 88, of Asheville, N.C., passed …
Mrs. Jeannine Kiser Underdown, 89, passed away Wednesday, Dece…
Cathey Fallows, long time resident of Blowing Rock, N.C., pass…
James “Jim” Paal, 76, of Boone, N.C., passed away November 29, 2019.
Dr. Craig Henry, 74, of Vilas, N.C., passed away November 19, 2019.
To anyone who’s been driving our mountain roads during the past few weeks, it comes as no surprise to know that more than half of all vehicle-deer collisions occur in late fall and early winter. Across the state, that statistic equals tens of thousands of accidents, with injuries and even fa…
“After 36 Years in Prison, 3 Men Cleared in Killing,” a headline in The New York Times streamed last week.
One thing that we can all agree upon is that we live in divisive times, with Democrats and Republicans claiming that their side is right, the other side is wrong, and that there is little, if any, common ground.
As a new Boone resident, and peer-reviewed, published scientist, I was very disappointed in your recent op-ed by Walter Williams (“Scientists: Dishonest or afraid?” Nov. 24) who essentially reiterated the climate denialist, Tony Heller (a pseudonym, by the way).
While defending its plan to enroll 20,000 students by fall 2020, Appalachian State’s administration has tried to downplay the impact of its enrollment goals on the university and the broader community.